As Street Sense’s best son, MCKINZIE is a G1 winner at two, three, and four from distances of 7 furlongs to 1 1/8 mile. His speed, versatility, and soundness make him an absolute standout. His 11 individual triple-digit Beyer figures are truly impressive. He consistently ran the lowest Ragozin figures of any stallion who retired in 2021.
MCKINZIE is out of Runway Model, who is a dual Grade 2 winner that was third in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at two, was second in the Ashland Stakes (G1), and sold to Summer Wind Farm for $2.7 million.
His sire Street Sense is responsible for no fewer than 11 Grade 1 winners, MCKINZIE being the most decorated of Street Sense’s progeny. MCKINZIE has amassed nearly 3.5 million in earnings, ran 11 triple digit Beyers, tallied four Grade 1 victories and additionally was runner-up in four more Grade 1 contests.
Other notable sons of Street Sense include Maxfield – a Grade 1 winner as a juvenile whose only blemish was a placing in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) – who has been seen winning the Alysheba (G2) and Stephen Foster (G2) most recently this year by open lengths. Another son, Concert Tour, was seen winning multiple graded stakes in this year’s Kentucky Derby prep season.
Australian millionaire Hallowed Crown (AUS) – from one of Street Sense’s first books on shuttle down under – was a sensation winning multiple Grade 1’s as a sophomore. As if to foreshadow MCKINZIE‘s own career and feather Street Sense’s cap as a sire of sires, young sire Hallowed Crown (AUS) was the sire of Australian Oaks (G1) winner Colette and Singapore Gold Cup (G1) winner Big Hearted from his very first crop.
MCKINZIE has seen immense breeder support for his first year at stud, covering over 200 mares.
“He is the fastest son of Street Sense, and to be the best of a sire line is something special,” Sean Tugel of Gainesway said. “He has the bottom side to make us believe that he’s going to have fast, precocious 2-year-olds. He brings that soundness, that size, that scope and versatility. And that’s something we need in this breed. I think it sets him up for a big chance to be a very successful stallion in the future. He’s certainly one of the most exciting stallion prospects we’ve had at Gainesway in a long time, and we’re very excited to see what he can produce for us.”